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Volume 61, Issue 3


Redescription of Proctophantastes gillissi (Overstreet et Pritchard, 1977) (Trematoda: Zoogonidae) with discussion on the systematic position of the genus Proctophantastes Odhner, 1911

Sergey Sokolov
  • Centre for Parasitology of the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution RAS, 33 Leninskij prosp., Moscow, 119071, Russian Federation
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  • Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, V. Krasnoselskaya Str. 17, Moscow 107140, Russian Federation
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Published Online: 2016-07-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0070


The redescription of Proctophantastes gillissi (Overstreet et Pritchard, 1977) (Trematoda: Zoogonidae) was made on specimens collected from Muraenolepis marmorata Günther, 1880 (Gadiformes) caught in the Ross Sea and the Amundsen Sea (Antarctic). The fish is a new host of this parasite. Phylogenetic relations of P. gillissi were inferred by Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian inference analysis of partial sequences from 28S rDNA. The findings from analysis of the molecular data are not consistent with the traditional point of view about the position of the genus Proctophantastes Odhner, 1911 in the subfamily Lepidophyllinae. The taxonomical position of the genus needs further revision.

Keywords: Zoogonidae; Lepidophyllinae; Proctophantastes gillissi; Muraenolepis marmorata; 28S rDNA; Antarctic


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About the article

Received: 2015-12-14

Revised: 2016-02-15

Accepted: 2016-03-10

Published Online: 2016-07-21

Published in Print: 2016-09-01

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 61, Issue 3, Pages 529–536, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0070.

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